PlayStation 4 Launches In Japan On February 22, 2014
For the first time ever, a new PlayStation console will launch later in Japan.
The PlayStation 4 has been given a November 15 release date for the US and November 29 for Europe, but Japanese gamers won't be able to purchase it until 2014.
During Sony's pre-TGS conference, it was revealed that the PS4 would launch on February 22, 2014 in Japan. They also announced the PS4 First Limited Pack for the region, which features the new system and a digital voucher for the first-party exclusive, Knack. This will retail for 41,979 yen. Another pack that includes the PlayStation Camera will be available as well; this will be priced at 46,179 yen. As for games, Japanese consumers can start pre-ordering PS4 titles as of October 5.
Having grown up in a world where all video games and game systems were made by Japanese developers, this news seems exceedingly odd. But hey, I think we all know that times have changed.
9/9/2013 11:17:51 AM Ben Dutka